February 19, 2015

AFROMAN ARRESTED

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) _ “Because I Got High” rapper Afroman has been arrested for punching a woman who got on stage during his show Tuesday in […]
February 19, 2015

DRAKE HITS NUMBER ONE

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Drake‘s album was a surprise. Drake‘s album hitting number one this week was not. “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” is […]
February 19, 2015

MTVU WOODIE AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINEES

NEW YORK (AP) _ J. Cole, Sam Smith and Charli XCX are among those facing off for Woodie of the Year at the mtvU Woodie Awards. […]
February 19, 2015

2 Nicki Minaj tour members in Philadelphia for rehearsals stabbed outside bar, 1 fatally

PHILADELPHIA _ A fight and stabbing outside a bar early Wednesday left one member of Nicki Minaj’s tour dead and another in critical condition. The tour […]
February 18, 2015

For ‘Selma’ costume designer Ruth E. Carter, meeting Spike Lee changed everything

By Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ “Selma” costume designer Ruth E. Carter never set out to work in Hollywood. Even while living in […]
February 18, 2015

CYPRESS HILL’S B REAL WINS RIGHT TO OPEN MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ B Real of Cypress Hill is one of six winners of a permit to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Orange County, […]
February 17, 2015

Pharrell Williams has deal for 4 picture books, starting with ‘Happy,’ showing kids worldwide

NEW YORK _ Pharrell Williams has a “Happy” deal for a series of children’s picture books. The Grammy Award-winning performer has an agreement with Putnam Books […]
February 17, 2015

Wal Mart driver appeals in his bid to delay Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit over deadly highway crash

NEWARK, N.J. _ A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to […]
February 17, 2015

New York Fashion Week: Naomi Campbell wows Zac Posen crowd

NEW YORK _ The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here’s what some AP writers are […]
February 17, 2015

Drake’s surprise album sets Spotify records for most streams in debut week, single day

NEW YORK _ Drake‘s surprise album has set records on Spotify. The music streaming service said Tuesday that the rapper’s new album, “If You’re Reading This […]
February 17, 2015

Theater Review: Strong performances in the workplace drama ‘Rasheeda Speaking’ by New Group

By Jennifer Farrar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ When the subject is racism, many people start to feel uncomfortable. Defensive or outraged; pick your side. […]
February 17, 2015

CBS says lawsuit by ex ‘The Young and the Restless’ star over casting of blacks is meritless

NEW YORK _ CBS says a lawsuit filed by a black former soap opera actress accusing it of retaliating against her for advocating the casting of […]
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